Getting a traffic ticket in the State of Michigan can cost you a pretty buck. This is primarily because out of the 535,721 crashes Michigan had in 2019, 31,421 were a result of speeding. The State of Michigan wants to reduce this number and prevent further damage to the lives and property in the State; hence, the stricter policies.
If you get a speeding ticket in the State of Michigan, your insurance premiums will increase by 37%.
In one study, it was found that if you have an annual life insurance payment of $2,309 before a speeding ticket, you should expect that it might increase by 37% and pay up to $3,164. Nobody wants to pay this increase, for eternity.
While generally, the increase in premiums will only affect you for a short period, the rate given to you by insurance companies will not revert to the original premium amounts.
It bears repeating that any repeated speeding ticket will result in a reckless driving charge.
Reckless driving in the State of Michigan means that you could be charged with a misdemeanor and sentenced to up to 93 days in jail on top of a fine of up to $500.
You could face felony charges of up to 5 years in prison as well as up to $1,000 in fines. You could also face felony criminal charges of up to 15 years of potential prison time. You will also be required to pay a fine of between $2,500 and $10,000.
So, while you are paying an increase in insurance premiums, you also have to face fines and imprisonment. Hence, you should drive more carefully every time you leave the house.
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